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Flynn Hired to Lead KY Association of School Superintendents

Kentucky Association of School Superintendents

The superintendent of Simpson County schools is leaving his post to head up a statewide education group.  Jim Flynn will become executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, which represents the 173 school superintendents in the commonwealth. 

The group also does advocacy work with the state legislature and federal government.  Dr. Jim Flynn will lead the group starting July 1st of next year. 

One of his goals will be advocating for better funding for education.  He says he will also work toward reversing declining enrollment in colleges of education across Kentucky.

"We need to look at branding education as a career of choice for our best and brightest students and help them see what a wonderful profession this is," Flynn told WKU Public Radio.

Flynn has led Simpson County schools for the past 16 years.  He says one of his proudest accomplishments is making the school system tops in the state for graduating students college and career ready.  The Association of School Superintendents will finalize a contract with Flynn at a meeting in December.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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